Path at Historic New Bedford Cemetery Seems to Defy Nature
If you have yet to take a stroll through any of New Bedford's historic cemeteries, I highly recommend it.
Every day when I get home, I take my dog Bella for a mile walk to keep her muscles strong. Walks are her absolute favorite thing to do. She's getting old, so she doesn't get out much otherwise.
One of our favorite places is Oak Grove Cemetery in the West End. The Department of Public Infrastructure does a knockout job keeping the place clean and well-maintained. Even when the leaves begin piling up and covering the walkways, the city is cosistently on top of it.
Once fall switched to winter, I started noticing mowed pathways just wide enough for two people to walk side by side. That's when I started noticing something strange, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it.
Anyone who has walked through the cemetery will agree that it can get quite blustery and that no leaf is safe from the wind. Here's where it gets weird.
One of the groomed pathways that cuts through the center of Oak Grove appears completely untouched by the wind, as if it mowed and cleared every minute of the day -- except that's not the case. The grass seems greener, taller and healthier here than anywhere else.
Is there an otherworldly reason for this ease of access? Maybe, but that's hard to prove.
Perhaps the stream of air misses this one particular area for whatever reason but I still find it hard to fathom why the rest of the cemetery isn't like this.
I assume that for most people, this might come off as a "Who The Hell Cares" kind of article, but as someone who walks this path regularly, I thought it was worth noting.
You have to see it to believe it.